Introduction to Painting

with Benjamin Hoffman

Wednesday, May 8 · view days & times
Price: $120 | $108 ArtsQuest Member
Fees: $5 Visual Arts Service Fee
Venue: Visual Arts Classroom

4 Weeks

Wednesdays, May 8-29 | 6:30-9 p.m.

In this four week course there will be an introduction to two types of painting mediums: acrylic and water-soluble oil paint. The first two weeks will be working with acrylic and creating an individual painting based off of an object that each student brings in. We will be making a small color wheel by mixing our own colors to use as a reference throughout the course and to begin getting the paint on the paper with the brush in the hand. Some experimenting with different painting techniques like mixing before you paint, mixing paint on the painting, as well as some palette knife painting. The last two weeks will be exploring watercolor and the techniques to create a watercolor fruit study painting. 

Benjamin Hoffman is a graduate of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting & Bachelor of Science in Art Education. Since graduating in 2015, Hoffman has continued to show his work throughout the greater Berks-Lehigh region in various galleries as well as volunteer at several arts organizations. In addition to his time spent creating, Hoffman is the High School Art Educator at Kutztown Area High School where he teaches various studios, including courses such as Drawing & Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture & Digital Photography. In an effort to not only create and educate about the arts, Hoffman has served the Arts community in several capacities. Previous roles have included Gallery Educator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art & Gallery Assistant. Currently, Hoffman serves as the Regional Representative within the Pennsylvania Art Education Association while pursuing his Masters in Art Education at Kutztown University.


Venue Information
Visual Arts Classroom
Banana Factory
25 W Third Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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